manned by heathens ; and the danger was really great. The ships were clumsy ; navigation was ill-understood ; the storms of the Mediterranean sea were then as now, sudden and furious; and when one came on, the heathen sailors would, I doubt not, be at their wit's end, their courage melting away because of the trouble, and call on all their gods and idols to help them ; but the men of whom the Psalmist speaks, though they were no sea- men, knew on whom to call It was by the word of the Lord that the stormy wind arose which lifted up the billows. He could quell the storm if He would, and when He would ; and to Him they cried and not in vain. "And He made the storm to cease " so that the waves thereof were stilL Then were they glad, because they were at rest, and so He brought them to the haven where they would be." My friends, this was the simple faith of the oW Jews. And this was the simple faith of our fore- fathers by land and sea. And this faith, as I believe, made England great. The faith that there was a living God, a living Lord, who would hear the cry of poor creatures in their trouble, even when they had brought their trouble on themselves. Our fore- fathers were not mere landsmen like the Jews, but the finest seamen the world has ever seen. And yet they were not ashamed in storm and danger to cry like the Jews unto the Lord, that He might make the storm to cease, and bring them to the haven where they would be. Yes ! faith in God did not make them the less brave, skilful, cautious, scientific ; and it need not make us so. Skill and science need not take away our faith in Gk)d. I trust it will not taka ^^ away, and I believe it will not tak^ M ^\n«:5^ ii»»^<2fw|,^!^ 8o Dangers — and the Litany.